Includes 100 emblems. The engraved images appear within cartouches on the rectos, with the mottos engraved in separate cartouches above. The explanatory texts appear on the facing versos. Some engravings are signed with the monogram EH, perhaps for Erasmus Hornick
In Getty copy, the engravings on leaves 9, 11, 17, 26, 78 and 80 are cancels. These are not among the 8 cancels noted by Landwehr in the Glasgow University copy
Engraved t.p. incorporating the arms of Philip II, the dedicatee. Each page within printed border of double red lines. Woodcut fleurons or other printer's ornaments appear below the images, and below most of the explanatory texts as well. Historiated initials on A2r and [superior chi]2Cv
Signatures: A² B-2C [superior chi]2C
Landwehr, J. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese emblem books
Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.)
Binding: modern stiffened vellum, retaining older vellum on the boards, each with double frames drawn in brown and 7 fleurons stamped in black. Some pages repaired
No Table of Contents. Irregular pagination. Only right hand leaves are numbered. Some misprinted or missing page numbers. Pages possibly bound out of order. Foxing. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text.